In 1966 they gave the world Wild Thing, which inspired countless covers, some majestic, some satiric, and some very, very unfortunate. But did you know The Troggs recorded quite a few other very decent songs? The Troggs were a perfect combination of bright pop and heavy sludge. No wonder they're such an inspiration. I'm going to do a little word association as I listen to these fine Troggs tunes.
Hip, Hip, Hooray - The pinnacle of pip poppiness.
Night Of The Long Grass - Psyche A Delic!
Love Is All Around - Indeed! I love you Troggs! Mwa! Mwa!
I Can't Control Myself - Bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah! Your low-cut slacks and long black hair--it sounds like singer Reg Presley really can't control himself. Impressively lusty.
With A Girl Like You - This is a perfect song. Kind of ridiculous in its sincerity and heartfeltness, as when you like someone all out of proportion to any kind of reality, as yet. But it's so hopeful--you know it will work out for the best. And dancing will be involved.
- The Troggs Tapes - The infamous and profane dialogue of the band during a recording session that supposedly was the inspiration for "This Is Spinal Tap."
- Official Web site.
- C'mon--support The Troggs!